How Succesful Was Locarno in Improving Relations in the 1920's?

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How Succesful Was Locarno In Improving Relations In The 1920s? The Locarno Conference of 1925 improved relationships between the nations of Europe by guaranteeing a number of things. Firstly, Locarno allowed Germany to enter back into European politics as a larger power, and helped remove the Pariah status of the German nation. Gustav Stresseman, the foreign minister at the time, brought to the table his policy of Fulfilment, where Germany accepted the terms set by The Treaty of Versailles. This made France feel more secure, as it was up to that point they were still afraid that Germany was still capable of attacking French soil. With Germany accepting the terms and adhering to them, the Weimar appeared to be a government that could be trusted by Britain and France. This also allowed France and Germany, who were pitted enemies before this point, to see eye to eye on the politics of Europe, with Stresseman himself quoted to have said, “Briand (French foreign minister) and I have been speaking the new language of Europe; that of peace”. Before Locarno, Franco/German cooperation like this appeared to be impossible to accomplish, but the ‘Locarno Spirit’ brought in a new sense of comradeship between these two powers of Europe. This again was shown by the French evacuation of The Rhineland, which showed that France was confident enough that Germany wouldn’t endanger French land and trusted them enough to share a border with them again after The Great War. Secondly, long term peace appeared to have been guaranteed with the signing of the Western Pact, between Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and Italy. The pact finalised the borders set out by the Treaty of Versailles and all countries who signed agreed to them. However, this was a bigger success as Britain and Italy were to act as moderators if any of the newly drawn borders were violated. This again highlighted the
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