Both Strasbourg and Slovakia grapple with political and territorial issues. Transnational issues—ethnic, economic, and political—also dominate contemporary affairs in each place. Relative location helps explain their cultural landscapes. In addition, rivers act as important natural boundaries, transport arteries, and providers of energy in both Strasbourg and Slovakia. The themes discussed in these case studies will extend student understanding after viewing the half hour video Supranationalism and Devolution.