English as a World Language
In these modern times there is one language that connects peoples and countries all over the world and makes it possible to communicate over borders more than any other languages, the language is as we all know, English.
If we are to find the origins of the English language, we have to travel far back in time. There is no real birthplace of the English, it is all a “mash up” of different languages as varied as Celtic, Latin, French, Anglo- Saxon and many more.
In the early 16- hundreds England started it´s well known colonial expantion, they had already conquered Ireland and Scotland, and now it was time for the rest of the new world to be conquered by the British Empire. They started of with the West coast of the newly found continent, America. They slowly but surely took more and more land from the natives, and sent more and more settlers over to settle in their newly established towns. As most of the settlers were English, it became the spoken language in English America as well. In 1777(?), after a long and bloody war, The United States gained it´s independence from the British monarch. As the founding fathers were mostly English decendends, English became the official language of The United States.
After loosing “The States”, Britain set off again on a “colonial shopping trip”. This time they set their sights a bit more south-east bound. After conquering Australia and the rest of Oceania, English had now at last become a world language.
Australia was a worth while investment, it was a huge country with a lot of potential. It had all The British Empire could ever want, rich mines and vast fields for cattle and crops. So after first only banishing criminals to the place, ordinary people started to settle there and brought society and English with them.
A few years later the race for Africa began, and Britain was not going to be any worse than any other European nation. And sure enough, after a few years and a...