Well, Panzer was a braindead Vaushite who literally made the entire Hall tree as his autistic strawman against le ebil dankies. Meanwhile Pacifica seemed to be your average baizuo. Its deffinetly good to see them gone, as theybwere replaced from the left, at least it seems so for now.
However the autism with Zhdanov etc doesn't seem to be ideological in my opinion. Remember that Panzer was a Fallout oc writer who cited GoT as his main inspiration. Its less anti-communism and more "woah doood, what if we like make the wholesome 100 candidate secretly a tyrant?". Same with Heydrich redemption (despite it going against the very essance of the mod), Kovner cringe, Burgundy etc. Btw, the new lead devs are already in my good books, since they are going to make Burgundy into an incompetant SS failstate that can hardly succeed in the James Bond shit Himler plans.