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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Global Connections: South Korea and Poland

October 15th, 2010
05:15 PM ET

It has been an amazing seven weeks of making connections between two countries that on the surface seem to have very little in common.

We've connected countries as diverse as Malaysia with Sweden and the Ivory Coast with Canada. With your help, we even managed to connect Panama with the United Arab Emirates.

What do you know about South Korea?

What do you know about South Korea?

Well, for our eighth and final set of countries, we've chosen South Korea and Poland for our segment "Global Connections."

Despite still technically being in a state of war, South Korea is currently one of the leading economies in the world and exports some of the world's most popular electronic and automotive brands.

Samsung, LG and Hyundai are all brands that came from South Korea and are popular in many countries in the west.

South Korea is also well-known around the world for its cuisine with dishes like kimchi becoming staples in many countries.

Poland has also seen a resurgence in their economy and has quickly become one of the powerhouses in eastern Europe.

So what on earth could the connections between these two countries possibly be?

Well, that's why we are relying on YOU.

Can you connect Poland to South Korea?

Can you connect Poland to South Korea?

We need you to send in your ideas and comments on what connections exist - whether it be text, video or photos. We'll be choosing the best ones and then airing them on CNN International. This is your chance to appear on the show to share your connections with the world.

The connections can be anything from culture and geography to music and the economy.

We also want to hear your personal stories too. Perhaps you have a family member that moved from one country to the other years ago and you want to get in touch? Maybe you visited one country years ago on holiday and something special happened? Whatever connection you think there is, we want to know.

All you have to do is leave your comments below on what connections you think exist and then one of our team members will be in touch.

If you think you know your stuff for both countries, you can also try your luck on this week's quiz by clicking here.
Now it's time for you to get involved - get connecting!

You can also leave your comments on our brand new Facebook fan page - just visit www.facebook.com/CNNconnect for behind the scenes photos, special interviews and even a tour of the CNN London bureau!


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Global Connections: Australia and Angola

October 8th, 2010
03:59 PM ET

Both countries might start with the letter A, but on the surface, that might be the only connection you can see between Australia and Angola.

But if you dig a little bit deeper, you might be surprised to find out that they have a lot more in common than you think.

What do you know about Australia?

What do you know about Australia?

We've chosen Australia and Angola as our seventh set of countries in a segment on CNN International's "Connect the World," that we're calling "Global Connections."

Australia is famed for its relaxed lifestyle, amazing geography, beautiful beaches and of course for being the only country in the world to have wild koalas and kangaroos.

Melbourne and Sydney are also global cities which consistently rank as one of the best places to live in the world.

On the other hand, Angola doesn't have quite the same reputation as the country from down under.

Angola was involved in an intense civil war for more than two decades, but today, the country is slowly recovering.

So what on earth could the connections between these two countries possibly be?

Well, that's why we are relying on YOU.

Can you connect Angola to Australia?

Can you connect Angola to Australia?

We need you to send in your ideas and comments on what connections exist - whether it be text, video or photos. We'll be choosing the best ones and then airing them on CNN International. This is your chance to appear on the show to share your connections with the world.

The connections can be anything from culture and geography to music and the economy.

We also want to hear your personal stories too. Perhaps you have a family member that moved from one country to the other years ago and you want to get in touch? Maybe you visited one country years ago on holiday and something special happened? Whatever connection you think there is, we want to know.

All you have to do is leave your comments below on what connections you think exist and then one of our team members will be in touch.

Now it's time for you to get involved - get connecting!

You can also leave your comments on our brand new Facebook fan page - just visit www.facebook.com/CNNconnect for behind the scenes photos, special interviews and even a tour of the CNN London bureau!


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Global Connections: Turkey and China

October 1st, 2010
01:52 PM ET

When you mention two countries as different as Turkey and China, you wouldn't naturally think that they have much in common.

But if you stretch your mind a little bit and think a tad bit harder, you would be surprised to learn they're much more similar than you think.

What do you know about China?

What do you know about China?

We've chosen Turkey and China as our sixth set of countries in a segment on CNN International's "Connect the World," that we're calling "Global Connections."

China is the most populous country on earth with over 1.3 billion people and it has already passed Japan as the second largest economy on the planet and it is increasingly being recognized as a dominant force in pop culture, global affairs and business.

The country is also famous for its long and vibrant history as well as other things as common place as its food.

Our other hand, Turkey, is well-known for its notable historical record stretching back hundreds of years. The Anatolian peninsula is one of the oldest continuously inhabited regions on earth.

So what on earth could the connections between these two countries possibly be?

Well, that's why we are relying on YOU.

Can you connect Turkey to China?

Can you connect Turkey to China?

We need you to send in your ideas and comments on what connections exist - whether it be text, video or photos. We'll be choosing the best ones and then airing them on CNN International. This is your chance to appear on the show to share your connections with the world.

The connections can be anything from culture and geography to music and the economy.

We also want to hear your personal stories too. Perhaps you have a family member that moved from one country to the other years ago and you want to get in touch? Maybe you visited one country years ago on holiday and something special happened? Whatever connection you think there is, we want to know.

All you have to do is leave your comments below on what connections you think exist and then one of our team members will be in touch.

Now it's time for you to get involved - get connecting!

Also, if you think you know your stuff on these two countries, try your hand at this week's quiz between these two countries.


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Global Connections: Connect Canada and the Ivory Coast?

September 24th, 2010
12:45 PM ET

When you mention two countries as different as Canada and Ivory Coast, you wouldn't naturally think that they have much in common.

But if you stretch your mind a little bit and think a tad bit harder, you would be surprised to learn they're much more similar than you think.

What do you know about Canada?

What do you know about Canada?

We've chosen Canada and the Ivory Coast as our fifth set of countries in a segment on CNN International's "Connect the World," that we're calling "Global Connections."

Canada is renowned for being one of the most multicultural places on earth and having some of the friendliest people. The country is also famed for its love of hockey, frigid temperatures during winter and vast stretches of wilderness.

The country is also well-known for being one of the world's leading economic powers and the cities of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are consistently ranked as some of the most livable cities in the world.

The west African country of the Ivory Coast on the other hand has a much less stellar reputation.

The Ivory Coast, or Republic of Côte d'Ivoire as it is officially known, has just over 20 million people and is unfortunately, more well-known its tumultuous history with civil war.

So what on earth could the connections between these two countries possibly be?

Well, that's why we are relying on YOU.

Can you connect Canada with the Ivory Coast?

Can you connect Canada with the Ivory Coast?

We need you to send in your ideas and comments on what connections exist - whether it be text, video or photos. We'll be choosing the best ones and then airing them on CNN International. This is your chance to appear on the show to share your connections with the world.

The connections can be anything from culture and geography to music and the economy.

We also want to hear your personal stories too. Perhaps you have a family member that moved from one country to the other years ago and you want to get in touch? Maybe you visited one country years ago on holiday and something special happened? Whatever connection you think there is, we want to know.

We will even bear hearing from award winning Canadian singer, Nelly Furtado on a interesting connection she has with Canada and what it means for her to be Canadian.

All you have to do is leave your comments below on what connections you think exist and then one of our team members will be in touch.

Now it's time for you to get involved - get connecting!


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Global Connections: Can you connect Germany with India?

September 17th, 2010
12:02 AM ET

When you mention two countries as different as Germany and India, you wouldn't naturally think that they have much in common.

But if you stretch your mind a little bit and think a tad bit harder, you would be surprised to learn they're much more similar than you think.

What do you know about Germany?

What do you know about Germany?

We've chosen Germany and India as our fourth set of countries in a segment on CNN International's "Connect the World," that we're calling "Global Connections."

Germany is one of the world's leading economic powers and has long-held a place of importance in world affairs. It is located in western Europe, has a long tradition of producing beautiful music and literature and of course, the country is famous for its beer.

India on the other is a recent power player on the global stage and is famous for having the Bollywood film industry, amazing food and of course its people.

So what on earth could the connections between these two countries possibly be?

Well, that's why we are relying on YOU.

We need you to send in your ideas and comments on what connections exist - whether it be text, video or photos. We'll be choosing the best ones and then airing them on CNN International. This is your chance to appear on the show to share your connections with the world.

What do the India and Germany have in common?

What do the India and Germany have in common?

The connections can be anything from culture and geography to music and the economy.

We also want to hear your personal stories too. Perhaps you have a family member that moved from one country to the other years ago and you want to get in touch? Maybe you visited one country years ago on holiday and something special happened? Whatever connection you think there is, we want to know.

All you have to do is leave your comments below on what connections you think exist and then one of our team members will be in touch.

Now it's time for you to get involved - get connecting!


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