This point may seem obvious; ( 1 ),many popular and misleading beliefs have grown up about why a language should become internationally successful. For example, it is often suggested that there must be something inherently beautiful or logical about the structure of English, in order to explain why it is now so widely used. Some suggest that it has less grammar than other languages, so it must be easier to learn. Such arguments are misconceived. Latin was once a major language, despite its highly complicated grammatical structure.
A language does not become a global language because of its structure properties, but because of the political power of the people who use it, especially their ( 2 ) power. Why did Greek become a language of international communication in the Middle East over 2,000 years ago? Not because of the intellects of Plato and Aristotle; the answer lies in the swords and spears wielded by the armies of Alexander the Great.