'number' is already used to show how many units are to be supported. This has been discussed before.
@numetalfan yea I think you can do what you want. I Think there's a few maps that have a similar mechanic. Slightly different . Can't think of any off hand.
Maybe you could buy units for a certain price and place in a Capital and when the right amount of units are present they activate the trigger ?
OK let's call it influencing.
There should be 2 accounts:
the Axis' account
the Allies' account
both will have a value of 0
In the purchase phase each mation my influence by spending ipc
Of the account has reached a value of e.g. 15 then a condition is fullfilled and a trigger will convert a neutral state e.g. Turkey into a German country or a British country. There might be a placement of some units there by a trigger too.
That is my idea
@numetalfan not 100% sure what you want to do, but maybe "Persuading" or "Influencing" would be a better term.
"Bribing" just seems a bit to Reich like lol
Then again, no need to sugarcoat it lol