When Olof Palme went on a demonstration train last year with a North Vietnamese ambassador, the US responded quickly to withdraw its ambassador from Stockholm. So far, no new ambassador has been appointed, which is also intended as a "punishment" for Sweden using its neutrality to take on American deserters from the Vietnam War.
What is "neutrality"?
This clearly shows what the US means by "neutrality". Sweden may well be neutral, only if it does not act actively and shows this neutrality in practice. If Sweden acts in conflict with US foreign policy interests, penalties are put in place to try to pressure the government. It also involves moral support for the reactionary Swedish financial circles.
It is becoming increasingly clear how little leeway the United States is willing to give to Western European countries that belong to the United States sphere of influence, whether within or outside NATO. What pressure would the United States not be able to put on Norway, politically, economically and militarily, if the foreign leadership were to resort to a less one-sided policy? There is no doubt that US actions are warning that "Swedish conditions" will not be tolerated in other Nordic countries.
Can rely on Norway
This time it is the federal financial body Export-Import Bank that has sent out a scare shot.
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