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In politics the term Far-left describes persons or groups who believe in radical or extreme socialist or communist ideologies.

The far-left usually believes in achieving radical social and political change. Unlike the moderate left-wing, the far-left typically rejects achieving social or political change through democratic means, and believes in overthrowing the existing order by violence.

The far-left is traditionally a strong opponent of United States, and other capitalist countries. There is also often much oppositon to Israel.

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