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American English may seem more popular as it is used a lot in the Media and TV Shows but generally around the world, more countries do actually speak a variation of British English. This is because America has never had its own colonies in which it could spread American English which is different to the British who introduced British English to all of their colonies around the world during the British Empire.

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