“... into the Germanic regions.”
(whatever that means)
... into the Germanic regions.....”Aha!”....”AAAAAAA-HA!”
.......”(whatever that means)”
Look at the context where the term is used; which is the late 1700s and that was a time when there was not yet a unified German state.
Would you have been happier if he had said “into Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony, Wurtenburg, Hesse-Kassel, Hanover and Baden, ect - the independent German states”, which were each idependent states at the date (1795) he was referrring to; as there was not yet a singular unified Germany?
Don’t be so thin skinned.