It appears that you can actually complete the second set of 1.19 quests for each nation before permanently assigning yourself to a company. So, this means if you want the extra seals and XP, you can complete 'Ceruleum Shock', 'Know Your Enemy' and 'Appetite for Destruction' before final lock-in. There will be a blue ! above the recruiter's head back in the company HQ after the appropriate nation's quest is completed, just complete the brief chat to finalize whichever nation you choose.
Edited, Oct 5th 2011 9:05pm by Dallie
Jerri Blank (Strangers with Candy):
"I may still be doing all the wrong things, but now i'm doing them the right way!"