James and Chike
Moral: The moral effect can seem nominal when considering the nature of war. Can such a barbaric act can be quantified into any sort of morality at all? Well by doing our best to limit the spread of nuclear weapons to countries that are highly unstable or in unsafe areas, we are doing a small part to better protect our futures and innocent civilian lives, an obvious moral decision.
Historical: Thankfully there are only 2 instances to record here: both were bombs dropped by USA on Japan during WWII. There have been few other instances, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, that have had the world on edge.
Societal: One impact that bombs of this nature have is that they have such a large and uncontrolable area of impact that they can wipe out entire subcultures. When America dropped "Little Boy" on Nagosaki, hundreds of thousands of people were killed, and with them we lost priceless knowledge, art, and culture.
- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/neo/report2007.html Near-Earth Object Survey and Deflection Analysis of Alternatives Report to Congress March 2007