Ranking languages by importance is already stupid.
"well without modern languages,
there would be no, modern languages" is even more stupid, I don't know how to explain it, you just need to read it to understand, normally.
I disagree because languages are not rankable by importance, let's say there are 1 billion english speakers, that makes 6 billion people living without any english knowledge, so how can you rank it #1, it's impossible to rank any language.
BTW: USA 2nd world power in 2020, 3rd in 2022, so english will lose its """importance"""