Cavesa wrote:Spanish has the advantage, that should any of the hispanic countries start doing this, it will work. Two or three countries together could produce more than majority of europe together. France is just one country, the others are smaller, or plurilingual, or poor. And Spanish is becoming more important in the US. Once the growing number of natives there fulfill their american dreams, we might even see a part of the Hollywood switching to Spanish.
I am not really prepared to say that Spanish has the advantage in part because a number Spanish speaking countries are extremely unstable at the moment and have been through most of the past 100 years (it's that instability that makes their history interesting to me but that's a different topic). You could, of course, say the same way a number of countries in which French is spoken. I suspect that Spain or France would have to take the lead on making either language economically powerful.
I also disagree with the "we might even see a part of Hollywood switching to Spanish" because of the sheer amount of racism, xenophobia, educational, and economic inequality in the US when it comes to latinos (among other people). I mean ok, we might see that that happen, but I doubt it would be within my lifetime. That of course I would like it if there was a realistic representation of Latinos in Hollywood, but that is simply not what is going on.
/end me dancing precariously close to the line of politics. I can PM you more about the last bit if you want.