Most Powerful Nation in the World - Great Britain

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SternAAlbifrons wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:03 pm ... and the English language.
That translates into influence.
I think you would find American English to be the modern common tounge, of non English native speakers.

Pre WWII it was more of a mixture of a few primary languages, Spanish French English. Even German was the leading language in a lot of technology related academic topics. This is obviously a western perspective. Several major players in Asia did fine without them.

After the 2nd WW The US dominance made their language the lingua Franca. UK just happened to speak a very similar language.
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The English language, recognised throughout the world, how would many of country got by without, let's face it countries such has India had difficulties talking to each other at one time, and yes, there are countries that American English is preferred, due to them having dreams of being Hollywood stars.
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AndyKK wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:45 pm The English language, recognised throughout the world, how would many of country got by without, let's face it countries such has India had difficulties talking to each other at one time, and yes, there are countries that American English is preferred, due to them having dreams of being Hollywood stars.
India was doing well enough before.
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hburns wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:54 pm
AndyKK wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:45 pm The English language, recognised throughout the world, how would many of country got by without, let's face it countries such has India had difficulties talking to each other at one time, and yes, there are countries that American English is preferred, due to them having dreams of being Hollywood stars.
India was doing well enough before.
It's controversial because it's doing very well now. Such has the well-known American tea party; in the overall outcome was, they still paid their taxes.
Always "hope" but never "expect".
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