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Is it okay to use both "a" and "the" articles in relation to the same noun? For example,

Finally, King George III came into power. A very long and the last peaceful period of the history of Bakhardia started.

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  • Where is Bakhardia?
    – James K
    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:56
  • @JamesK - :) This was just an example.
    – brilliant
    Jul 16, 2019 at 8:02

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Yes, there is a parallel structure implied here:

A very long peaceful period of the history of Bakhardia and the last peaceful period of the history of Bakhardia started.

Is the implied meaning, and in this full version, you can see that "A" and "The" have been used correctly. But the repetition is unnecessary if a parallel structure is used, which gives your sentence.

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