Quick note to everyone: Don't include time stamps in your posts. The only reason I did it was to give people an idea of about what time relative to ours the RP is starting. This mainly because I don't have a set time scale for how the RP should progress just yet.
Also, the Federation will be effected by the way other aliens nations interact with them. While I won't say what the outcomes will be, they will have an impact upon how the Federation looks at the galaxy and what path they will take.