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English

English is the
# 1 language
on the Internet

http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm

English is spoken in
110 countries

https://www.scmp.com/sites/default/files/2015/11/25/languageshqscmp.png

Places where English is a key language

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Anglospeak.svg

Biggest movements of people during the last 5000 years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOSPNVunyFQ

English is part of the Germanic languages

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/IndoEuropeanTree.svg

An English-speaking learner of German will notice how
many English words seem to come from German.
Examples
 Water / Wasser.
 Bread / Brot.
 House / Haus.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2012/12/language-families

From about the 700th, Danish Vikings merged
into the English population. Old Norse mixed
with old English.
Sources
http://youtu.be/kIzFz9T5rhI
Diamond, Jared: Collapse, p. 184.
https://youtu.be/YEaSxhcns7Y