The background behind the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stems from a rich history of political turmoil and a need for change in Uganada. This need spawned from The National Resistance Movement (NRM), which was headed by President Yoweri Museveni.
The NRM, together with its military branch known as the National Resistance Army, successfully battled its way to Uganda political power in 1986. Amidst the time of the war, Yoweri Museveni established a powerful military presence and led the NRM to become a superior political organization for the country. The turn of events resulted in what would become the Forum for Democratic Change, or FDC, of Uganda.