Late in World War II, the Soviet Union successfully invaded Finland and forced her to disassociate herself from Nazi Germany. This happened to the point where the Finns were forced to allow Soviet passage to chase German forces out of Finland into Norway in the fall of 1944.
Given this success, did the Soviets make any overt threats to interdict exports of e.g. Swedish iron ore to Germany, or did they merely contribute to the "dimmer switch" of Swedish iron ore shipments falling over time?
I am a bit confused by possibly contradictory accounts in differing Wikipedia posts on this subject. This post suggests that after the Allies started winning in 1943, Sweden submitted to progressively more "preemptive buying" by the Allies (at world prices or slightly higher), leaving only small amounts to be "smuggled" to Germany. This account suggests that Sweden made a more definitive end to sales to Germany by November, 1944. But in either case, were these results produced by Anglo-American economic and diplomatic pressure from 1943 onward. or is there documentation of the Swedish government's being confronted with, or dealing with Soviet military pressure?