Good idea about the sanctions notification! I have sometimes been confused, until I checked the settings and saw sanction cards were on.
On an interesting note, I recently joined a RT game on the Asia map. Not the East Asia, unfortunately, but I digress. At one point in the game, I noticed I had a couple more armies than I believed I should have had. Maybe someone can take a look and see what you think? Might also wanna check how my team managed to win, I thought we were doing terrible when the other team surrendered.