I've received the exact same crash with crash log, Starting FA isn't the issue, I've played Multiple times in the base game launched from steam. This is a recent FAF patch issue as far as I can tell, because it's never occurred prior to the last month or so.
I believe I received the same crash
java.lang.RuntimeException: Forged Alliance Crashed with exit code 1. See C:\ProgramData\FAForever\logs\game_15352167.log for more information
Thought it was a Mod issue, but appears to be happening with "vanilla" games?