The Locarno Conference was held in October, 1925 and the participating parties (Great Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, and Germany) discussed there primarily the question of Germany's western border guarantees. Less attention was paid to the eastern border of Germany, and to that purpose, Poland and Czechoslovakia were also invited to attend the last part of the meeting. The Conference was a success particularly of Great Britain and Germany. The agreement of Berlin, Paris and Brussels confirming the status quo on the Rhine and the promise to admit Germany to the League of Nations meant the recognition of London's role of arbitrator in European maters. On the other hand, Berlin obtained primarily guarantees of Germany's western borders. France failed to be too successful. The equal position of Germany, ostracized until that time, weakened the political position of France as international power and its efforts aimed at making Great Britain more active east of the Rhine failed.
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