Locarno Pact


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Locarno Pact

(ləʊˈkɑːnəʊ)
n
(Historical Terms) a series of treaties, concluded in Locarno, Switzerland in 1925, between Germany, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. The principal treaty, between Germany, France, and Belgium, concerned the maintenance of their existing frontiers, settlement of disputes by arbitration without resort to force, and the demilitarization of the Rhineland. This treaty was guaranteed by the United Kingdom and Italy but was violated when Germany occupied the Rhineland in 1936. Also called: Treaties of Locarno
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His outstanding achievement, bringing him the Nobel Prize, was his negotiation of the 1925 Locarno Pact, which supposedly secured the post-war territorial settlement between the Western European powers and the new states of Central and Eastern Europe.
British statesman Austen Chamberlain was honored in 1925 for the Locarno Pact, which "settled" Germany's borders with France, while leaving those with Poland open to revision.
Cohrs attempts here a re-examination of the work of the Versailles conference and of the 'order' created after 1919, particularly the London reparations settlement of 1924 and the Locarno Pact of 1925.
54) The more modest Locarno Pact of 1925, (55) which was founded to a great extent on the unratified Geneva Protocol, furnished a partial substitute.