During the first year of WW2, Parliment gathered to discuss what would become of the world once the war was won. This, they called "war aims".
I was fasinated from start to finish with the following Hansard from 15th October 1940, and you can clearly see the germination of something discussed outside of Parliment as the debate openly progresses. Talk of a New World Order and the worries about uses of propaganda and the BBC (same difference) are very revealing. There is a big feeling that the then PM - Winston Churchil, (who was absent from the debate) seemed to be keeping much of the house in the dark about a great many things.
Just for a feel of what's been recorded, here's an extract...
Mr Arthur Woodburn (Clackmannan and Eastern)
"I am disturbed about this campaign for a Government statement of war aims, which carries the implication that this country has gone to war for some special positive purpose. The hon. Member for East Birkenhead (Mr. Graham White) brought to our minds the fact that Hitler had gone to war to impose a new order on Europe and the world. As far as I am aware, this country had no such intention in September, 1939. We went to war to resist Hitler in his attempts to impose a new order on Europe—and that was our only purpose. If we are now to impose a new order, that will be an extremely big job. Those who ask that we should announce war aims, seem to suggest that these war aims are to include a new order for the world; that we should take up the task which Hitler has usurped, by dictating a new world order. I believe that that is beyond our strength and our ability. Those who suggest it should make an announcement of what they propose. Are we, after defeating Hitler, to continue this war in order to force Turkey, Russia, and all those countries which are under semi-dictatorships, to adopt democracy?"