The world was influenced by many languages: By the colonization period, Spanish, French, English, Dutch and Russian.
Time that English unite the world was after the World War II: The times that one who keeps victory write down the history.
English that was not original spread down to all over the world.
Within years passed, while I went to many countries in Africa, now they are using Chinese better than mine, both Mainland and Island Chinese.
Im so sure that after this, within ten years Chinese should be the most influence language.
Can you catch on the train or let it leave you behind?