The study of supersymmetric quantum field theories on compact manifolds has led to a plethora of new exact results in recent years. One of the simplest observable in this context is the supersymmetric partition function on a manifold M, Z_M, which can often be computed exactly. In the case of theories with four flat-space supercharges, I will explain some important properties of Z_M which can be understood on general ground. This understanding explains many previous results and makes sharp predictions for future computations. |

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