In a Europe 1940 game (but I suppose it could have happened in Global), the British and Italians had virtually eliminated each other in Africa. Also, Britain had fallen to a successful Sea Lion, but they had a strong air force left in Transjordan, which was the result of the Allies deciding to evacuate rather than defend Britain when Sea Lion was inevitable (probably not the best decision btw).
Italy held several African territories, but had only a single inf left and was reluctant to send more because the transports and any fleet with it would be sunk by the British planes.
In the mean time, nobody had bothered the three French inf in Northern Africa, and the French plane had also escaped in that direction. So in the absence of British land units, and with the Americans not wanting to divert forces there, the Allies decided that it would be a good idea to take that bit of income from Italy anyway…. and we saw the French army gloriously marching on Italian-held Lybia, Tobruk, Alexandria… if we hadn’t stopped the game due to time constraints, French Egypt would have been next, with the sub-Saharan and Syrian inf also having arrived.
So we ended up running out of French counters!