In these two questions, https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/232141/how-much-force-would-be-required-to-destabilize-the-moons-orbit-enough-for-it-to and https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/232563/how-much-force-would-it-take-for-you-stop-the-moon-from-crashing-into-the-earth , I asked how much force it would take to destabilize the Moon's orbit enough for it to crash into the Earth, and how much force it would take to stop it from crashing into the Earth.
Now, let's assume that the Moon DID crash into the Earth, but Earth's politicians banded together and mustered the strength to slow down the moon so that it touches the Earth softly (using the sheer power of rhetoric, insincere speeches, and flawed logic).
What would be the long-term effects, environmental, political, and geographical, of the Moon being constantly in contact with the Earth?
Now, let's add a(nother) wrinkle to this problem. For some reason or another, perhaps using more rhetoric, insincere speeches and flawed logic, neither the moon nor the Earth has been damaged by the impact OR the gravitational pull.
What would be the effects in that scenario?