Yesterday I asked a question over at SuperUser, so that I could have my facts straight before asking this question. The scenario sets the basis for this question.
Regarding bitcoin, what would happen to the Bitcoin system if a portion of the world had it's internet connection severed with the rest of the world. In other words if, say, all outside communication was lost in the region of Armenia, would the Armenian Bitcoin users, who continue to use Bitcoin, ultimately create a forked block chain?
If so, what would happen to the blockchain when connection to the severed region of the world is restored, and the segregated network is resolved to the primary network?
I imagine the outcome would be similar to a 51% attack. Is that correct?